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The politics of cocaine : how U.S. foreign policy has created a thriving drug industry in Central and South America

Author: William L Marcy
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2010.
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Drawing on declassified documents and research, this exploration of the economic drug trade of Central and South America fills in historical gaps and provides a fresh analysis of a complex and seemingly unsolvable problem.
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Marcy, William L.
Politics of cocaine.
Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books : [Distributed by Independent Publishers Group], ©2010
(DLC) 2009033243
(OCoLC)604808494
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William L Marcy
ISBN: 9781569765593 1569765596
OCLC Number: 592756109
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 356 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : U.S. drug policy in the Northern Andes and Latin America --
The growth of the narcotics industry in the Northern Andes, 1971-1980 --
The economic role of narcotics in Latin America, 1980-1987 --
U.S. narcotics control policies in the Northern Andes, 1980-1987 --
Reagan, the drug war, and the narco-terrorist nexus --
Northern Andean guerrillas, drug trafficking, and Cold War politics --
The militarization of the drug war : Bush, Panama, and the Andean strategy --
The failure of the Andean strategy --
Clinton : from the Andean strategy to Plan Colombia --
Conclusion : U.S. drug policy comes full circle.
Responsibility: William L. Marcy ; foreword by Jorrit Kamminga.

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Drawing on declassified documents and research, this exploration of the economic drug trade of Central and South America fills in historical gaps and provides a fresh analysis of a complex and seemingly unsolvable problem.

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